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Old 06-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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If this website is truthful, all that's required is to buy a 100% wool blanket and keep spread out in your RV to eliminate formaldehyde and other VOC's from your living areas.
This sounds too simplistic, does it really work?
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If this website is truthful, all that's required is to buy a 100% wool blanket and keep spread out in your RV to eliminate formaldehyde and other VOC's from your living areas.
This sounds too simplistic, does it really work?
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:36 AM   #3
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I think that any wool blanket would do the same thing. The blanket would have to be hung outdoors in the wind to remove the formaldehyde.
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What is the average length of time for motor homes to be free of the fumes from the formaldehyde? We bought a new Alpine in Feb. '06 that had been built in April '05. It had NO smell of formaldehyde. I thought that perhaps it had been made of better materials than others, but we looked at new Alpines in April of this year, and the formaldehyde smell was overwhelming. We have ordered a new Allegro Bus and know we will have to deal with this problem. I thought leaving windows open and perhaps running the exhaust fan was the best solution. I realize this isn't practical if one has to live in it or store it.

I had never heard of the wool blanket approach and wonder if anyone has tried it.

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Here's link to a thead detailing what we did

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Thanks for this link. I had wondered if one needed something like the ozonator, which I assume is what motels use to remove odors.

I received an ad for an Edenpure air cleaner, which costs $227. I had wondered if that might work. Probably would take a lot longer than using the ozonator.

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Jim, could you explain your method here? I'm not going to set-up yet another log-in just to search for some unknown article.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Buddy and Beverly:
Thanks for this link. I had wondered if one needed something like the ozonator, which I assume is what motels use to remove odors.

I received an ad for an Edenpure air cleaner, which costs $227. I had wondered if that might work. Probably would take a lot longer than using the ozonator.

Beverly </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some of these "high end" air cleaners use positive ions to attract the impurities in the air. This also charges the walls and furnishings near the unit. We were not aware of this until things became noticably darker around the unit. Blond teak oiled finishes on the paneled walls and wooden furniture were a pain to clean back to their original state.

The simple fix was to turn off the ionizer and just use the mechanical filter. That worked well until someone accidently turned the ionizer back on when we left for vacation. What a mess we had to clean up when we got back.

In a motor home it could charge the area around it to draw any soot from the engine, water heater, stove and generator. If you are too close while it is running you could become charged and a become a magnet for the impurities that you are trying to avoid.
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Many thanks for this informative reply. Doesn't look like this machine is the way to go. Guess I will be afraid to use a rented ozonator, also.

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We picked up our 36' '09 Allegro Bus from Lazy Days in Florida this week. To our pleasant surprise, even in the Florida heat, we have had not one bit of "off gasing" smell.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Buddy and Beverly:
To our pleasant surprise, even in the Florida heat, we have had not one bit of "off gasing" smell. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The only "off-gassing" odors in our coach is when the DW makes her bean dip! Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Seriously though, I think this issue is getting slowly resolved by the manufacturers. Our first RV in 1992 had formaldehye odors that never went away. Our next RV in 1998 had the odor, but it dimished over time. My sniffer can't detect any formaldehyde in our current RV.

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